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God’s Answers Habakkuk’s Second Plea

👑 “I will stand my watch And set myself on the rampart, And watch to see what He will say to me, And what I will answer WHEN I AM CORRECTED. Then the LORD answered me and said: “Write the vision And make it plain on tablets, THAT HE MAY RUN THAT READS IT. For the vision is yet for an appointed time; But at the end it will speak, and it will not lie. Though it tarries, wait for it; Because it will surely come, It will not tarry. “Behold the proud, His soul is not upright in him; BUT THE JUST SHALL LIVE BY HIS FAITH. “Indeed, because he transgresses by wine, He is a proud man, And he does not stay at home. Because he enlarges his desire as hell, And he is like death, and cannot be satisfied, He gathers to himself all nations And heaps up for himself all peoples.” ~ Habakkuk 2:1-5

Note:

Most bible experts agree that Habakkuk’s conversation with God centers on Israel’s rebellious refusal to repent from sin and God’s response – bringing a foreign nation in to its land as God’s corrective rod of punishment; that being the nation of the Chaldeans.

Habakkuk fears the obvious – that his people, the Jews, and his nation – will remain in bondage forever to a wicked people whom despised God’s holiness.

Herein lies the contradiction. Israel already had God’s favor and yet, chose to rebel against God. In response – God is bringing punishment against His people and nation by allowing a wicked rebellious nation more wicked than they – to overwhelm them.

Habakkuk is slowly beginning to see that God doesn’t deal with mankind the way mankind might deal with itself. No. God measures out punishment as a preparation for genuine repentance; drawing His own back to a right priority of obedience toward He rather than self and the world.

Do you think God may be dealing with His bride – the church that is Jesus Christ – in the same manner today? Might He be allowing our suffering as a nations so that we might examine ourselves properly and returning to right standing toward He? 💕

Habakkuk’s Second Desperate Plea to God for Understanding

💦 “Are You not from everlasting, O LORD my God, my Holy One? We shall not die. O LORD, You have appointed them for judgment; O Rock, You have marked them for correction. You are of purer eyes than to behold evil, And cannot look on wickedness. WHY DO YOU LOOK ON THOSE WHO DEAL TREACHEROUSLY, AND HOLD YOUR TONGUE WHEN THE WICKED DEVOURS A PERSON MORE RIGHTEOUS THAT HE? Why do You make men like fish of the sea, Like creeping things that have no ruler over them? They take up all of them with a hook, They catch them in their net, And gather them in their dragnet. Therefore they rejoice and are glad. Therefore they sacrifice to their net, And burn incense to their dragnet; Because by them their share is sumptuous And their food plentiful. Shall they therefore empty their net, And continue to slay nations without pity?” ~ Habakkuk 1:12-17

Note:

Habakkuk ask the very same question of God that most of us have thought about but were to afraid to ask: “God? If you say you cannot have an evil before your eyes and we are your children – then please tell me why the wicked continue unabated; persecuting your little sheep?”

God has an answer for poor Habakkuk. He has our answer too. The answer is found in the scriptures – specifically, Habakkuk chapter two! 💕

God’s Answer to Habakkuk’s Desperate Plea for National Deliverance

God’s Answer to Habakkuk’s Desperate Plea for National Deliverance:

👑 “Look among the nations and watch — Be utterly astounded! For I will work a work in your days Which you would not believe, though it were told you. For indeed I AM RAISING UP THE CHALDEANS, A bitter and hasty nation Which marches through the breadth of the earth, To possess dwelling places that are not theirs. They are terrible and dreadful; Their judgment and their dignity proceed from themselves. Their horses also are swifter than leopards, And more fierce than evening wolves. Their chargers charge ahead; Their cavalry comes from afar; They fly as the eagle that hastens to eat. “They all come for violence; Their faces are set like the east wind. They gather captives like sand. They scoff at kings, And princes are scorned by them. They deride every stronghold, For they heap up earthen mounds and seize it. Then his mind changes, and he transgresses; He commits offense, Ascribing this power to his god.” ~ Habakkuk 1:5-11

Note:

Habakkuk was a righteous prophet. He knew that ancient Israel – the same nation that God once described as the “land flowing with milk and honey” was now on the brink of a Chaldean invasion that would see life in Israel changed within a fortnight. Why? God tells them why… because Israel forgot their God whom delivered them from Egyptian bondage; continuing in sins that even their fathers repented of.

Are we in America begging deliverance from God concerning this virus pandemic; in order to maintain our wicked lifestyles unabated. Are we better than Israel. Are our sins somehow less than theirs. Doesn’t God always do right? The United States has been blindsided by the finger of God. Should we not change our prayers from deliverance to repentance? 💦

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